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About Us


Karen Stuber

Assistant Director for Event Services
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-3881

A member of the University Centers staff since March 1969, Karen Stuber began her term of employment as the university calendar secretary for Student Activities and University Programs. She became manager of the conferences and reservations complex in 1982. Now Assistant Director for Event Services, Karen directs the work of full-time, limited-term and student staff who are responsible for the production, technology, scheduling and supervision of events in Davies Center and across the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus. She works with community organizations including Visit Eau Claire and the
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International and the Association of College Unions-International.

Karen Stuber is also executive director of the Viennese Ball, the largest social event hosted annually by the university. The event promotes positive university, community and international relations by expanding an awareness and appreciation of the culture, history and music of Vienna, Austria. Proceeds have provided more than $1.5 million in music, service and international study scholarships for UW-Eau Claire students.


James Bremness

Administrative Coordinator and Financial Specialist
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-5978

James Bremness joined the Event Services staff in November 2013 as an Administrative Coordinator and Financial Specialist. Prior to working for Event Services he worked as a head teller for a local banking company. While head teller he attended UW-Eau Claire to complete his undergraduate studies in communications with a business administration minor. He graduated in May 2013.

James works closely with the Assistant Director for Event Services and the Conference Coordinator with event reservations, contracts and contributions to the annual Viennese Ball. He communicates with clients daily to ensure their event needs are met. His duties also include training and supervising student office assistants.

James works in conjunction with the Event Production Coordinator to track and order necessary inventory for Event Services. He also interacts with the Accounting Manager and Event Services Assistant for billing and invoicing purposes.


Christine Henricks

Conference Coordinator
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-3882

Christine Henricks joined the University Centers staff in 2005, as the Conferences and Reservations Assistant. Before working for Event Services she worked with her father at their family-owned business, Eau Claire Orchards. There she managed the retail store and office.

As the Conference Coordinator, Chris is the primary staff member in charge of scheduling and coordinating of all non-academic events taking place on the UW-Eau Claire campus. She meets with a wide range of clients and assesses their specific needs for room setups, audio-visual services and dining service. She schedules and plans wedding receptions and other special events held in Davies Center.

Chris supervises the student office staff in Event Services, and works closely with the Assistant Director for Event Services.


Barbara McAdams

Event Services Assistant
Davies Center 240
phone 715-836-3882

Barbara McAdams joined the University Centers staff in October 2011. She retired from the pharmaceutical industry in 2007. As the Event Services Assistant, Barb works closely with the Conference Coordinator and the Assistant Director for Event Services. She is also the secretary to the Viennese Ball.

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